Validation of PEMFC computer models using segmented current and temperature data

B. Carnes, K. S. Chen, D. Spernjak, G. Luo

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    Abstract

    We present recent work on quantifying the impact of local temperature data in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) model predictions. In particular, we compare differences in prediction of cell voltage and local current distribution when using either i) uniform cathode collector temperature and ii) spatially variable cathode collector temperature obtained from experimental data. We find that changes in temperature of +5/-2 C can result in +/-3 percent change in local current distribution. We conclude that local temperature data should be incorporated into PEMFC models in validation procedures when available.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 11
    Pages287-292
    Number of pages6
    Edition1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event11th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 11 - 220th ECS Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
    Duration: Oct 9 2011Oct 14 2011

    Publication series

    NameECS Transactions
    Number1
    Volume41
    ISSN (Print)1938-5862
    ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

    Other

    Other11th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 11 - 220th ECS Meeting
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston, MA
    Period10/9/1110/14/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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